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might imagine it is not without controversy. >> reporter: like many cities baltimore has long sold ad space on trains and buses. now politicians here are seeing red. how unusual is it? >> it is unusual. >> reporter: councilman pete welsh is behind a proposal to sell ads on fire trucks to stop the cash strapped city from closing three stations for good. >> it's not selling out. having advertising puts control in the hands of the fire department itself. >> please don't shut down these companies. >> reporter: the city council just voted to support the measure. >> when i first heard about the bill i thought it was idiotic. why look like nascar? why do we want to look like a bus going down the street. after the shock wore off this shows how far we have to go to think outside the box. >> reporter: apparently baltimore isn't the only town thinking outside that box. city leaders throughout the country are getting creative to make ends meet. chicago has sold ad space on some iconic bridges to bank of america. philadelphia has rented out a transit station to at&t. and the small town of brazil,
to pay higher fees, even the city baltimore, for example is thinking of putting logos, sponsorship on the side of fire engines to try to raise money. as you said, it's a situation that many cities and towns are facing across the country. >> ron allen starting us off tonight in scranton, pennsylvania. as we mentioned, this tough economy is what was on voter's minds today. as both president obama and mitt romney campaigned in key battlegrounds. white house correspondent kristen welker with us tonight traveling with the president. cedar rapids, iowa. kristen, good evening. >> good evening to you, brian. things like iowa and colorado will make all the difference in november. the candidates continue to spar over who's best equipped to fix the economy. in ames, iowa, republican william buttermoore says he wants a change. >> it's a very, very slow recovery, if there's a recovery at all. >> he's going to vote for mitt romney. but less than five miles away, mike wright a democrat says he's worried romney would mishandle the fragile economy. >> i plan to attend a democratic local party meeti
as proved cutting city pensions. and baltimore may sell ad space on the side their trucks. >> we're getting an indication, that if we don't pay attention to it and address the problems early enough, the problems would be too big for us to solve with simple solutions and drastic measures will come. >> reporter: a scranton public works employee says he's already taken drastic action, dipping into precious savings, after watching his pay drop from $900 every two with weeks to about $340 last payday. >> we bust our chops every day. and you kind of just expect the pay. you know, you expect your wages. this is something that shouldn't happen to anybody. >> reporter: the mayor here says the situation is so dire, he's proposed a 78% property tax hike over four years, something residents here certainly don't want to hear about. in the meantime, unions try to keep up the pressure in court for their full pay and what the city now owes them in back wages. brian? >> ron allen starting us off tonight in scranton, pennsylvania. as we mentioned, this tough economy is what was on voter's minds today. as bot
to bring in more money. >> reporter: in san jose and san diego last month, they voted to cut city pensions. and baltimore may sell ad space on the side their trucks. >> we're getting an indication, if we don't address the problems early enough, the problems would be too big for us to solve with simple solutions and drastic measures will come. >> reporter: a scranton public works employee says he's already taken drastic action after watching his pay drop from $900 every two with weeks to $340 last payday. >> we bust our chops every day. you kind of just expect the pay. you expect your wages. this is something that shouldn't happen to anybody. >> reporter: the mayor says he just has no other option. he's proposes a 78% property tax hike over the next four yes. something people just don't want to hear about. brian? >> ron allen starting us off tonight in scranton, pennsylvania. as we mentioned, this tough economy is what was on voter's minds today. as both president obama and mitt romney campaigned in key battlegrounds. white house correspondent kristen welker with us tonight traveling with t
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